Your Dad! He has been the main man in your life for many years. He was the first man to love you and the first man you loved. If at all possible, don’t miss out on a special moment with the first man in your life. Many Utah wedding receptions include this tradition of wedding celebrations. It becomes a tender moment and most memorable for the bride and her Dad, and her mother! You don’t want any regrets of having this moment, if you have the chance.
I took liberty to ask some mothers and recent brides what they thought of this tradition. For a mother in Draper, Utah, Sharae believes this moment is a “symbol of a father who has loved and taken care of his daughter for so many years,” and a beautiful way to say his goodbyes and send her on to the new man in her life. My friend Carolyn from Holladay, Utah, never had this tender moment with her father. Now that she has a daughter of her own, she wishes she had planned on that tradition at her wedding. She says that “this special dance could have been a nice way to help my father let go and let me move on with the new man that I love.” It probably would have been easier for him to have that little bit of closure of me marrying and moving away.
My mother did not have a dance with her father at her reception. In fact, she said that she didn’t even think of having one. It must have “skipped my mind” with all the other plans and she didn’t have anyone to help her be organized. She wishes she would have had a wedding specialist help her with all those little details. Her father died several years ago and when she goes to other receptions and watches the bride dance with her father, she regrets not having the same experience.
Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy and Ivy House Weddings at Western Gardens Downtown are two wedding venues in Utah that have perfect dance floors and wonderful sound systems for the bride’s tender dance with her father. It is the icing on the cake, so to speak, the cherry on top, a very special touch that honors that man who has raised and cared for his little girl who is now a beautiful bride.